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comments. well, i would answer the question this way. secretary kerry and president karzai reached an agreement, which we, the president, his national security council, signed off on. that agreement was the text that was presented which president karzai intel. they enthusiastically, strongly endorsed that text, that agreement. and strongly recommended to president karzai to sign it. every public official we've heard from in afghanistan has strongly supported the signing of that agreement. the issue of who has the authority to speak for the sovereign nation of afghanistan, i suppose the lawyers can figure that out. what we would be interested in, sort has secretary of defense, is whatever document is agreed to. as you know it has to go to their department for ratification not unlike our senate and the treaty. and if it's ratified by their parliament, then whether it's the minister of defense or the president, someone who has the authority to sign on behalf of afghanistan, i suspect, i suspect that would fulfill the kind of commitment we need but i don't want to veer too much further
kerry and president karzai reached an agreement, which we, the president and the national security council signed off on. that agreement was the texts presented to loya jirga which president karzai empanelled. the loya jirga strongly endorsed that texts, that agreement and strongly recommended to president karzai to sign it. every public official we have heard from in afghanistan has strongly supported the signing of that agreement. now, the issue of who has the authority to speak for this offering nation of afghanistan, i suppose the lawyers can figure that out. but we would be interested in certainly a secretary of defense is whatever document is agreed to and as you know it has to be the parliament for ratification and if it's ratified at the parliament than whether it's the then the minister of defense or the president, someone who has the authority to sign on behalf of afghanistan. i suspect that would fulfill the kind of commitment we need, but i don't want to fear too much further into the legal territory until i have a further understanding of what exact he the authority so
, karzai, the president of afghanistan has the same problems the iranian government has. meaning he's a little bit crazy. he's not trustworthy. he tries to get the best deal for himself, not necessarily his own people, but just himself. he's deceptive and is not an honest broker. you see that popping up in these backwards middle eastern countries more than anywhere else. >> host: that leads us to the headlines today about the afghanistan java secretary of state john kerry is trying to negotiate with nato, getting hamid karzai to sign it. the headline in the "washington post" as it is now in peril. >> guest: it has been imperiled this whole time. we want to sign during this last summit. it's about six months late. it's going to hurt america's ability and the international community's ability to help afghanistan because people want to invest billions of dollars if they don't know where the money is going. i don't know what karzai's problem is. i truly don't. for all of the help of the money in the community has given to make themselves safer because afghanistan was the hot spot by the
consecutive terms. if i could, karzai has the same problem. he is a little bit crazy, is not trustworthy, tries to get the best deal for himself -- not necessarily for his people, but for himself. not aneceptive and honest broker. you see that off and on in these backroom middle eastern countries more than you do anywhere else. host: leading us to the headlines today in the paper about the afghanistan deal that john kerry is trying to negotiate along with nato, getting karzai to sign it. the headline in "the washington post ," is that it is in peril. it has been in peril the whole time. it is going to hurt the international community's help afghanistan. people will not invest billions of dollars if they do not know where the money is going, if it is just going into the corrupt pockets of an afghan official. i do not know what the problem of karzai is. i truly do not. for all the help, the money, the lives that the international community has given to make themselves safer because afghanistan was the hot spot of international terrorist the pakistan with its nuclear capability, clearly it
this happen again. what would your advice be with to the administration on dealing with the karzai government as we go forward to 2014? >> patience. [laughter] you know, it's, this is maddening. but, you know, i think the important thing is to focus on what is in the u.s. strategic interest. i think a long-term strategic partnership that supports the afghan state and afghan institutions like the armed forces gaining self-sufficiency, independence, capacity is in our interests for all the reasons we lived through on 9/11. i think that is, can be done at a reasonable level of investment. and, you know, i do believe and i share the view that if we're going to have americans on the ground in afghanistan, we have to have a security agreement that insures that they fall under u.s. legal protections, not subject to afghan law. that has always been a red line, and i think it's an appropriate red line. but i also think we heard from the afghan people via the low ya jirga that most of afghan's leadership including i would say just about if not everybody presidential candidate that is running for electi
remain in afghanistan beyond 2014, hamid karzai had signing the status of forces agreement. in washington, "the associated press" that the consumer finance watchdog is expanding its oversight of sallie mae and other companies. a rule issued today by the consumer financial protection bureau extends that agencies supervision to non-companies that have lenders. the cfp be overseas banks and service student loans, but most of the end from the white house, president obama will focus on the benefits of the health care law he will be flying by the white house says have benefited from the overhaul. he will remind american fork discrimination against those with preexisting conditions. we'll have coverage of that at the white house later today in our commitment network, c-span 3. house judiciary committee waiting to gavel in. we stay here live on cease and two. -- c-span2. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversati
soldiers to operate there and how we would operate them and these are good international agreements. karzai is playing a game and i think he is figuring we want to the deal more than he wants the deal or he thinks we have to have a deal and i hope we don't play this game of chicken and turn away and walk away and i don't think that is where the mindset is. this deal is really important and by the way it sends a message both to our adversaries and their allies in the region that we are not just going to pac up and go home. that is not helpful given what has happened in the middle east. >> mr. chairman on behalf of sais and our audience here today want to thank you for taking the time with us, for showing us your depth and command of these vital national security issues and your bipartisan leadership on the committee and in congress. >> thank you very much. thanks for having me. [applause] [inaudible conversations] >> he if you could all stay seated we are going to begin the next session right away with representative christopher van hollen. christopher van hollen was elected to congress in 2
-- soldiers to operate there. these are good international agreements. karzai is playing a game. he is bickering that we want to deal more than he wants the deal , or he thinks we have to have a deal. i think we do not play this game of chicken and walk away. this deal is really important. by the way, it also sends a message to our adversaries and allies in the region. that is not helpful to us given what has happened in the middle east. -- >> on behalf of the audience year, thank you for being here to show us your depth and commands of these issues, and your bipartisan leadership in the congress and committee. thank you. >> thanks for having me. [applause] >> great to see you. thank you very much. >> if you could all stay seated, we are going to begin the next session right away with representative christopher van hollen. christopher van hollen was elected to the congress in 2002 representing maryland's eight district and quickly rose to become one of the youngest members of the democratic leadership, serving as chairman of the democratic congressional campaign committee and as as
karzai so far has not signed the proposal. also this, the federal consumer finance watchdog agency is expanding its oversight to sallie mae and other companies that collect student loan payments. the issue today by the consumer financial protection bureau extends the agency to the non- banking companies that manage large volumes of student loans on behalf of lenders. and also this from the white house. the obama administration is launching a healthcare strategy this month aimed at avoiding enrollment snafus come january and also trying to refocus public attention on the broad benefits of the law. president obama will focus on the benefits of a white house event to date by americans for the white house they have benefited from the overhaul the president will try to remind americans that the health care law is preventing insurance discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions and allowing young people to stay on their parents coverage until age 26. we will cover the events at the white house line starting 2:30 eastern on c-span three. >>> as you walk in there are tables o
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